Michael MartineauExplorer

Hike Storm King Mountain

Cornwall, New York

This is an easy, yet very rewarding hike with a lot of viewpoints on the way up.

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Explore the Ken Lockwood Gorge

Califon, New Jersey

One of New Jerseys best kept secrets has to be the Ken Lockwood Gorge. If you are looking for a relaxing, beautiful, and nature packs place then this area is perfect for you.

419 Saves

Hike Hacklebarney State Park's Trout Brook Riverbanks

Washington Township, New Jersey

This is a relatively easy hike through Hacklebarney State Park that is great for families with younger children, rock scrambling, photography, and just hanging out in nature.

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Scramble Bonticou Crag and Table Rocks

High Falls, New York

This is not a hike for the inexperienced. There is a very steep rock scramble that has some dangerous section if you are not aware of your footing and positioning.

360 Saves

Hike Bearfort Mountain

West Milford, New Jersey

Bearfort Mountain is a great weekend morning hike that borders NJ and NY. Parking can be tricky as the entrance to the lot looks like it is Greenwood Lake Marina's boat storage area.

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Hike to the Sterling Ridge Fire Tower

Tuxedo Park, New York

Start out by turning right when you walk out of the visitor center onto Sterling Lake Loop (Blue Blazes).

261 Saves

Hike Mount Minsi

Bangor, Pennsylvania

This is a great 5.5 mile hike at the Delaware Water Gap. You follow the Appalachian Trail the entire time (white marked trail) as it climbs to the top on Mt Minsi.

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Hike Mt. Wittenberg

Phoenicia, New York

Looking for a great day hike in the Catskill region of NY? Then you should definitely look into and consider tackling Mt. Wittenberg then. A challenging climb up but a very rewarding summit view.

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Summit North Mountain

Palenville, New York

Have you ever wanted to feel as if you were hiking two different locations at once? If so, then North Mountain is definitely somewhere to check out.

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Kayaking the Nissequogue River

Kings Park, New York

Starting on the banks of Nissequogue River State Park, this 6 mile journey makes you feel like you’re cruising down river in the south, when you’re really on Long Island.

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Hike the Tower Trail to the Blue Trail at Sleeping Giant SP

Hamden, Connecticut

Sleeping Giant State Park is a place very close to my heart.

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Explore Kent Falls

Kent, Connecticut

Every now and then you need a day to rest those sore muscle from all your recent adventures. The only issue is, you don't want to sit around inside, you want to be outside.

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Kayak to Herring Island

Point Pleasant, New Jersey

Starting at the small beach at the end of Bay Blvd, paddle heading south. You will need to pass through the boat canal so keep an eye out for speeding boats.

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Hike the Dickie Barre, Peters Kill and Awosting Falls Loop

Gardiner, New York

This loop hike takes you to Awosting Falls (65 ft.), as well as to great  valley views along the ridge of Dickie Barre, and across Peters Kill, on the way.

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Bike the Columbia Trail: Califon to High Bridge

Califon, New Jersey

There are multiple places to pick up the Columbia Trail (High Bridge, Califon, Long Valley, Flanders) but this post is for biking or running from Califon to High Bridge and back.

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Hike Algonquin Peak

Lake Placid, New York

Algonquin Peak, the second highest peak in New York, is one of the best hikes up in the Adirondack's.

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Camp at Floyd Bennett Field

Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn isn't just for the urban and trendy, its also for the people who love getting outside! Located just past the hustle and bustle of Brooklyn, Floyd Bennett Field is a National Recreation Area .

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Camp on Giant Ledge

Big Indian, New York

Giant Ledge is a great hike in the Catskills if you are looking for something short, with incredible views, and camping options.

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Photograph the NYC Skyline from JFK Boulevard East

Weehawken, New Jersey

The Big Apple. NYC has arguably the best skyline in the world.

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Hike The Millbrook Mountain Ridge Trail

Gardiner, New York

Want to walk on the edge? visit Millbrook Mountain in the Catskills of NY.

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Paddle Lake Placid

Lake Placid, New York

Paddleboarding on Lake Placid is definitely and activity to add to your list when up in the Adirondacks during spring or summer.

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Paddle Peconic Bay

Southampton, New York

While there are many ways to access the Peconic Bay, I have found the best direction to explore is north west after launching and during the sunset. If you head to the public beach on Towd Point Rd.

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Camp at Woodland Valley

Phoenicia, New York

If you are looking for a great campground up in the Catskill Mountains of New York then you definitely have to check out Woodland Valley Campgrounds.

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Boulder & Free Climb off the Blue Trail In Sleeping Giant SP

Hamden, Connecticut

Sleeping Giant State Park does not just have great hiking, it also has great climbing and bouldering. Pick up the blue trail starting at the backside of the visitor center.

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Hike Up Cobble Hill

Lake Placid, New York

Looking for a great family hike up in the Adirondacks? Take a look into Cobble Hill right off of Mirror Lake in Lake Placid.

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Hike Le Centenaire in Parc National du Mont-Tremblant

Lac-Supérieur, Canada

What a beautiful hike through the Parc National du Mont-Tremblant wilderness. The trail was created in 1995 to celebrate parks 100th  anniversary.

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Rock Climb in Lambs Knoll

Virgin, Utah

If you're a rock climber, then chances are you've got Zion National Park on your list of to do's, or must go back. The beautiful sandstone just keeps calling you back and asking you to climb more.

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Camping on Lac Escalier in Parc national du Mont-Tremblant

Saint-Damien, Canada

Looking for a lakeside campground surrounded by mountains, no cell service, and in eastern Canada? Look into Lac Escalier within Parc National du Mont-Tremblant.

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Deep Water Solo at The Palisades on Lake Champlain

Essex, New York

Free soloing gets a lot of hype in the climbing world. No surprise, you're putting your life at risk basically.

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Spend the day at Peekamoose Blue Hole

Grahamsville, New York

If you have been hiking in the Catskill Mountains of NY then there is no better place to cool off then at the Peekamoose Blue Hole.

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Rock Climb Owl's Head Mountain

Keene, New York

Owls Head Mountain is a hot spot when it comes to hiking. For climbers, it's a great crag to hone in your skills and practice moving fluidly.

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Hike Up Cascade Mountain

North Elba, New York

For those looking to start their quest to complete the 46 High Peaks in the Adirondacks, Cascade Mountain offers a great entry hike that will help you get a feel of what the others will be like.

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Camp Along The Delaware River in Pond Eddy

Pond Eddy, New York

Located 1 hour and 45 minutes from NYC sits the small town of Pond Eddy, NY. A perfect area for those looking to unplug for a weekend, hang out on the river, and enjoy some great views.

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